A very common injury suffered in car accidents is whiplash, particularly in front-end and rear-end crashes. However, those who suffer a whiplash injury may not even be aware that their neck and spine is injured after a car accident for several hours or even days. These wounds may appear minor at first, but they can develop into severe injuries over time, especially if you don't seek medical attention.

While some whiplash victims are able to make a full recovery in a few weeks or months, others experience long-term neck discomfort, stiffness, headaches, and other symptoms because of the injury.

If you've suffered a whiplash injury in Connecticut, you are entitled to compensation. How much your claim is worth will depend on various factors. We will go over this in the article below. However, it's important to take steps to ensure your case is moving forward and to do this, you should retain the services of a CT personal injury attorney, such as Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law.

What is a Whiplash Injury?

Sudden movements can cause your neck (cervical spine) and upper spine to abruptly move in a way that can injure you, a condition known as whiplash. The result is a type of neck sprain.

Whiplash is a specific type of injury, but can result in a variety of negative effects. Experts refer to illnesses that result from whiplash as "whiplash-associated disorders." While a whiplash typically occurs during a car accident, it can happen in various situations.

First responders and medical staff frequently treat whiplash as an emergency condition since it entails a neck injury. Additionally, until they can confirm, treat, and stabilize a dangerous injury, or rule that type of injury out, healthcare professionals will approach it with extreme caution.

The Severity of Your Whiplash Injury Will Dictate The Amount Of Your Whiplash Compensation

Based on the overall cost of your medical expenses, time off work and other intangible losses, such as pain and suffering, the average compensation for a whiplash injury sustained in a car accident varies. 

The claims process may take longer for whiplash injury victims who are experiencing long-term symptoms. This is because the full extent of their medical prognosis may not be known.

The important thing to remember is not to accept an early settlement without knowing the full extent of your injury and losses you may sustain. Your medical expenses and lost wages should be covered, but in the event of a severe injury, you could seek non-economic damages like pain and suffering.

What Would Be Considered Pain and Suffering in a Connecticut Accident?

Physical discomfort, as well as any psychological or emotional distress, brought on by a personal injury is usually referred to as pain and suffering.

Costs associated with mental health are hard to put a value on, unlike losses such as medical bills or lost earnings.

When an accident has caused a person to suffer significantly, they frequently seek compensation for their pain and suffering in the form of a personal injury lawsuit.

Getting Medical Care Is Important To Your Claim

Seeking medical attention is among the most important things you can do after an auto accident. If you didn't get help right away after an accident, go to your doctor's office as soon as you can to have your symptoms assessed. Not only will medical care help you recover more quickly, but it will help you document your injuries for your insurance claim.

Insurance companies are in the business of offering you the least amount possible, usually in an early settlement. If you cannot provide proof of your whiplash injuries and subsequent treatments, insurance adjusters will review the available evidence and may reject or undervalue your claim.

If You've Suffered a Whiplash Injury, Brandon J. Broderick Can Help

You are not obligated to have a lawyer represent you when you file a car accident or personal injury claim, but it can greatly impact how your case could turn out.

Working with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney from Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law can give you a significant advantage in obtaining the best compensation possible. You don't have to pay anything up front to retain one of our team's attorneys. We only get paid if we win your case; our fees are contingent.

For a free consultation, get in touch with the office of Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law today.

Posted by: Brandon J. Bro…
Date: Wed, 04/19/2023 - 15:42

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